Wrestling gains a hold at Lebanon

January 16, 2022

By Tris Wykes Copyright Octopus Athletics 2022 LEBANON – Simon Amaro staggered off a corner of the wresting mat in Lebanon High’s Lang Metcalf Gymnasium on Tuesday and headed directly to a small trash can on the lacquered wood floor.  Bent at the waist, the senior spit out the contents of his stomach. He readjusted…

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Hanover boys hoops suffers cold offense during heated contest

January 15, 2022

By Tris Wykes Copyright Octopus Athletics 2022 HANOVER – Outdoor temperatures dipped below zero Saturday night, but inside Hanover High’s gym, the hosts and Souhegan engaged in heated NHIAA Division II action. Shoves, complaints, insults and unfriendly gestures were freely traded as the Sabers triumphed, 46-34, to remain undefeated. When Hanover’s Max Galbraith fouled out,…

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Sharing is winning for Hartford boys basketball

January 14, 2022

By Tris Wykes Copyright Octopus Athletics 2022 WHITE RIVER JUNCTION – Back and forth on the scoreboard, up and down the court the Hartford High and Brattleboro boys basketball teams went during the first half of their Friday contest at Robert J. Hanley Gymnasium.  The Hurricanes held a two-point lead after a quarter and a…

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Who can stop Hanover girls basketball? Not Hollis Brookline

January 14, 2022

By Tris Wykes Copyright Octopus Athletics 2022 HANOVER – It’s best to get to Hanover High girls basketball games early. There’s plenty of seating, but when it comes to competitiveness, the Marauders’ contests are generally over by halftime.  Thursday was more of the same, Hanover trailed early against visiting Hollis-Brookline before taking a seven-point lead…

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Wrestling gains a hold at Lebanon

January 16, 2022 |

By Tris Wykes Copyright Octopus Athletics 2022 LEBANON – Simon Amaro staggered off a corner of the wresting mat in Lebanon High’s Lang Metcalf Gymnasium on Tuesday and headed directly to a small trash can on the lacquered wood floor.  Bent at the waist, the senior spit out the contents of his stomach. He readjusted…

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Hanover boys hoops suffers cold offense during heated contest

January 15, 2022 |

By Tris Wykes Copyright Octopus Athletics 2022 HANOVER – Outdoor temperatures dipped below zero Saturday night, but inside Hanover High’s gym, the hosts and Souhegan engaged in heated NHIAA Division II action. Shoves, complaints, insults and unfriendly gestures were freely traded as the Sabers triumphed, 46-34, to remain undefeated. When Hanover’s Max Galbraith fouled out,…

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Sharing is winning for Hartford boys basketball

January 14, 2022 |

By Tris Wykes Copyright Octopus Athletics 2022 WHITE RIVER JUNCTION – Back and forth on the scoreboard, up and down the court the Hartford High and Brattleboro boys basketball teams went during the first half of their Friday contest at Robert J. Hanley Gymnasium.  The Hurricanes held a two-point lead after a quarter and a…

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Who can stop Hanover girls basketball? Not Hollis Brookline

January 14, 2022 |

By Tris Wykes Copyright Octopus Athletics 2022 HANOVER – It’s best to get to Hanover High girls basketball games early. There’s plenty of seating, but when it comes to competitiveness, the Marauders’ contests are generally over by halftime.  Thursday was more of the same, Hanover trailed early against visiting Hollis-Brookline before taking a seven-point lead…

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Shorthanded Lebanon boys hockey wins fourth consecutive game

January 12, 2022 |

By Tris Wykes Copyright Octopus Athletics 2022 WEST LEBANON – The Lebanon-Stevens-Mount Royal boys hockey team committed only two penalties during Wednesday’s NHIAA Division III clash with Hollis Brookline-Derryfield. Nonetheless, the Raiders were shorthanded all game.  Lebanon’s roster was already smaller than in past seasons and features only one goaltender. Now, take away two of…

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Lebanon collars Bulldogs in boys hockey, 5-2

January 8, 2022 |

By Tris Wykes Copyright Octopus Athletics 2022 WEST LEBANON – Colin Logan is one of today’s rare high school hockey goaltenders to wear eyeglasses beneath his mask. The Belmont-Gilford backstop couldn’t have enjoyed what he saw Saturday, however, for although the Bulldogs scored first, they were soon overwhelmed by Lebanon-Stevens-Mount Royal, 5-2, at Campion Rink.…

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Hanover girls basketball gives John Stark its marching orders

January 6, 2022 |

By Tris Wykes Copyright Octopus Athletics 2021 HANOVER – Those 17-0 runs will get you every time. Midway through the first quarter of Thursday’s Hanover High vs. John Stark girls basketball game, visiting coach Bruce Johnson called time-out with his team trailing, 8-3. The stoppage, however, didn’t help in the slightest. Instead, the undefeated Marauders…

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Crimson Tide rushes over Hanover boys hockey

January 5, 2022 |

By Tris Wykes Copyright Octopus Athletics 2021 WEST LEBANON – Despite the valiant efforts of its management and hourly workers, Campion Rink is showing its age. The public-address system is out, replaced by a single, portable speaker hung on netting over the 34-year old facility’s penalty boxes. During Wednesday’s Hanover High boys hockey game, the…

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Now is the winter of Dartmouth women’s basketball’s discontent

January 2, 2022 | Comments Off on Now is the winter of Dartmouth women’s basketball’s discontent

By Tris Wykes Copyright Octopus Athletics 2021 HANOVER – The Dartmouth College women’s basketball team is 1-12 and lost its Ivy League opener to visiting Cornell on Sunday, 46-35. Only a handful of spectators were allowed because of Covid-19 precautions. The Big Green’s record stands out and causes its remaining supporters an involuntary wince. The…

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Hanover girls hockey prevails during third game in 48 hours

December 31, 2021 | Comments Off on Hanover girls hockey prevails during third game in 48 hours

By Tris Wykes Copyright Octopus Athletics 2021 WEST LEBANON – John Dodds wanted goals. His Hanover High girls ice hockey team had managed just one tally during its last two games, so the 17th-year coach dedicated Thursday’s practice to scoring.  How best to shoot in certain situations. When to fire away and when to wait…

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